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Apr 18, 2024

STEPS KT Co-Director Khara Grieger awarded Broadening Participation Medal

By: Heather Frantz Khara Grieger, assistant professor in the Department of Applied Ecology at NC State, has been awarded the STEPS Center Broadening Participation Medal. This award recognizes efforts to foster diversity and…

Apr 11, 2024

STEPS Awarded Seed Grant to Expand Phosphorus Research Collaborations in Morocco

By: Niki Jennings, MSE This post was originally published by MSE News. The NC State University Committee on International Programs (CIP) has awarded an Internationalization Seed Grant to Kobe Steel Distinguished Professor…

Mar 29, 2024

Meet STEPS’ Student Leadership Council!

By: Mai Listokin American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed, it is the only thing…

STEPS phosphorus cycle diagram

Mar 26, 2024

The STEPS Center and Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance announce Phosphorus Week 2024

For release on March 25th, 2024 Monday, April 8th kicks off the 15th week of the year, which the Science and Technologies for Phosphorus Sustainability (STEPS) Center and Sustainable Phosphorus…

UM6P and STEPS Leadership

Feb 8, 2024

NC State and University Mohammed VI Polytechnic announce memorandum of understanding on advancing phosphorus sustainability

For immediate release—NC State University (Raleigh, NC) and the University Mohammed VI Polytechnic (UM6P; Ben Guerir, Morocco) are pleased to announce that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to…

Sherine Obare in front of the clean room at JSNN.

Oct 23, 2023

Dr. Sherine Obare Appointed UNCG’s Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement

STEPS BP Co-Director Dr. Sherine Obare has been appointed UNCG’s new Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement. Dr. Obare previously served as Dean of the Joint School of Nanoscience and…

Oct 20, 2023

Who are the Guardians? A conversation with Dr. Dana Cordell.

Dr. Jacob Jones, Director of STEPS, and Dr. Dana Cordell, Research Director of the Food Systems research group at the Institute of Sustainable Futures, University of Technology located in Sydney,…

Youtube Screenshot

Oct 16, 2023

Anik Mahmud and Xue Bai Release New Video On Modified Hedley Phosphorus Fractionation

View this content on YouTube via this link. Check out the UF IFAS EREC YouTube channel here

Oct 6, 2023

STEPS Attended the SciREN Triangle Networking Event 2023

The STEPS education team attended this year’s SciREN Triangle Networking Event held at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences on Thursday, September 28 from 6:00 p.m.  – 8:30 p.m. North…

Kailyn Gilliam

Aug 14, 2023

Meet STEPS’ Diversity Coordinator, Kailyn Harris-Gilliam!

The STEPS team is thrilled to welcome Kailyn Harris-Gilliam to our team as our diversity coordinator. This role is an important part of our STEPS mission to recruit, train, and…